The Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh told the Supreme Court in August that it is agreeable to building a mosque in a Muslim-dominated area, at a reasonable distance from the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
The case will now come up for hearing on March 14.
The emotive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute will be decided as any other land dispute based on evidence on record, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it endeavoured to scale down passions and tensions generated by the 70-year-old conflict. The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer, however, made it clear that it would deal with the case as a "pure land dispute".
"We are treating it only as a land dispute".
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court had ruled in favour of partitioning the land equally among three parties-the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and the "Ram Lalla" (infant Lord Ram), represented by the Hindu Mahasabha.
Also, they demanded that the case be referred to a five-judge Constitution bench.
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The petitions before the judges relate to the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the title suit that had been pending for almost six decades.
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the UP government submitted that 504 transcripts including Ramayana, Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharata and other scriptures had already been translated into English and furnished.
However, senior counsel Harish Salve, who appeared for the other side, had said that as far as the court was concerned, it was "just a case" and the repercussion of the outcome of the case was none of its outlook. After holding talks with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Nadvi said that he would also support the construction of a university at the site. The Bench refused to pass any order but indicated that never did the court intend to conduct a "day-to-day" hearing.
Ayodhya dispute: As many as 14 appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court ruling on four civil suits on September 30, 2010.
The court, however said there are vast majority of Indians, voiceless and unheard who have been mute victims to the festering sores and violence caused by this dispute. "Those cases can also be disposed of if we give them an hour or hour and a half", CJI Misra said.